I'm looking for a "placeholder" HDTV that will fit into our current wall unit until we get a new one that will allow for a larger, high-end TV. It needs to fit into the cabinet that our current 32" SDTV occupies, so I figure that a 37" HDTV would be the largest I could go. Eventually (maybe in a year) we will redo the wall unit and move the 37" upstairs to the bedroom where it will replace our current 19" SDTV. We just do general TV viewing with an occasional DVD rental.
Anyway, this weekend's circulars from the video stores have four possibilities listed. All are 720p (I presume I won't regret going 720 vs 1080 because the 720p set will be such an improvement over what I have now):
Sony Bravia KDL37M3000;
and ($200 cheaper) Vizio VX37L
Any of these significantly better than the rest, and are any of the first 3 so much better that it is worth the extra $200 over the Vizio?
My vote goes to the Samsung LNT3753. I have the 40" version and it is a very nice tv, excellent picture, contrast, lots of adjustments available, etc., and as long as you are 6' or more away from the screen, 720p will fine.